Bizet: Symphony in C Bernstein

Bizet: Symphony in C; Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 "Organ" - Edo de Waart; Bernard Haitink

Georges Bizet: Symphony in C major; Jeux d’enfants - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink;
Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony no. 3 in C minor "Organ" - San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 326 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Philips Eloquence

Bizet: Symphony in C; Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 "Organ" - Edo de Waart; Bernard Haitink

For years Philips has witlessly reissued, over and over, Edo de Waart's not particularly spectacular Rotterdam recording of Saint-Saëns' "Organ" Symphony, letting this superb version, one of the great modern recordings of the piece, languish out of print. If you missed it during its 15 minutes of availability back in 1985, here's your chance to make amends…. Haitink's Bizet Symphony always has been a reference recording, distinguished by its stunning playing (marvelous oboe solo in the second movement) and unfailing elegance of phrasing. Indeed, the approach is quite similar to de Waart's
David Hurwitz
Georges Bizet - AoStMitF / Sir Neville Marriner - Symphony in C / L'Arlesienne-Suites 1 & 2 (1994, Reissue 2005)

Georges Bizet - Symphony in C / L'Arlesienne-Suites 1 & 2
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 249 MB | Full Artwork: 269 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI Classics # 7243 4 76785 2 3 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

The Symphony in C is an early work by the French composer Georges Bizet. According to Grove's Dictionary, the symphony "reveals an extraordinarily accomplished talent for a 17-year-old student, in melodic invention, thematic handling and orchestration." Bizet started work on the symphony on 29 October 1855, four days after turning 17, and finished it roughly a month later. (…) The symphony was immediately hailed as a youthful masterpiece on a par with Felix Mendelssohn's overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, written at about the same age, and quickly became part of the standard Romantic repertoire. It received its first recording on 26 November 1937, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Walter Goehr.
George Bizet (Paavo Jaervi) - Symphony In C (Jeux Denfants, Roma) (2010)

George Bizet (Paavo Jaervi) - Symphony In C (Jeux Denfants, Roma) (2010)
MP3 VBR 181 kbps | 13 Tracks | ~98 MB | 2010-11-01 | No Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Total Playing Time: 75:53 min

Paavo Jarvi conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a couple of Bizet favorites, plus one of his less well-known orchestral works. Bizet never envisioned the Symphony in C being performed, much less becoming his most popular work besides Carmen (which he also never knew would be as popular as it is) and other stage works. The Petite Suite, drawn from five selections from the piano duet suite Jeux denfants, is not as familiar, but it is still heard far more often than the final work on this recording, Roma. Roma was a disappointment for Bizet. It began as a symphony representing Italian cities he had visited. It was revised a couple of times, and performed in different versions, but it never really gelled into a full-fledged symphony.
Jean Fournet - Paul Dukas: L'apprenti Sorcier, La Peri, Symphony In C (1993)

Paul Dukas - L'apprenti Sorcier, La Péri, Symphony In C (1993)
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands; Jean Fournet, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Denon Records | # CO-75284 | Time: 01:15:00

This disc contains all of Dukas' orchestral music except for the early Polyeucte Overture. One of the most self-critical composers that ever lived, Dukas literally wrote one of everything–one symphonic poem, one symphony, one piano sonata, one variation set, one opera, one overture, and one ballet. Along with a few other small things, that's it. Naturally, everything that he let survive is of very high quality, but ironically only one work– The Sorcerer's Apprentice–has become popular, and that amazingly so, ever since Mickey Mouse played the part of the apprentice in Fantasia. If you enjoy that piece, you may want to give some of the other works a try, and here's the best way.
Devakant - Doors Of Paradise: Choral Symphony in C# (2014)

Devakant - Doors Of Paradise: Choral Symphony in C# (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 6 | 57:01 min | 131 Mb
Style: New Age, World, Neo-Classical | Label: Devakant

Devakant is a composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who has explored the sacred musical traditions of the world, including Gregorian chant, Indian Classical Music, music of Zen monasteries and Tibetan Temples, and shamanic traditions of Central America.
Igor Stravinsky - Karajan - Symphony of Psalms / Symphony in C / Concerto in D (1988, orig. rel. 1972-1982)

Igor Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms / Symphony in C / Concerto in D
Chor der deutschen Oper Berlin / Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 295 MB | Full Artwork: 76 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 423 252-2 GC | Country/Year: Germany 1988, 1972-1982
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

A very intriguing CD, since Karajan was almost the mirror opposite of Stravinsky as a conductor. We get a prime example in this Symphony in C from 1970 of turning an angular "secco" work of neocolassicism into something quite romantic. The softer parts are elegant and even pretty; the string sound is full and sweet; climaxes are heartfelt and dramatic. so many deviations from Stravinsky's own style could sound very wrong, and if you cock your ear a certain way, Karajan's reading seems foreign to the composer's intentions. But it's awfully impressive sheerly as music-making…
Bizet: Symphonie in C • Jeux d'Enfants • Debussy: Danses - Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1977)

Georges Bizet: Symphonie in C • Jeux d'Enfants • Claude Debussy: Danses pour harpe et orchestre*
Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, *Vera Badings (harp)

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~235 Mb
Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Bernstein, NYPO (2007) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO & FLAC (2 Discs)

Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Bernstein, NYPO (2007) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | 2 SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:03 (Disc 1), 42:7 (Disc 2) | 6,49 GB Total
2 Discs FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 1.68 GB Total
Label: Sony Music Japan | Year: 1965, 2007 | 5% Recovery Info
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 - Bernstein, NYPO (2007) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 - Bernstein, NYPO (2007) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:38 minutes | 4,05 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.08 GB
Japan Import | Year: 1966, 2001 | 5% Recovery Info

"This performance remains one of the most thrilling and committed performances of "The Titan" to be issued. The DSD/SACD remastering is excellent I look forward to the entire Sony cycle in this wonderful high resolution format."